Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

Alterra Mountain Co. makes tough choices: The company that owns 15 North American ski resorts, including Steamboat and Deer Valley, is furloughing many year-round employees after huge layoffs of seasonal workers last month. [The Denver Post]

OIA and SORP join ORR: Outdoor Industry Association and the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals have joined the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable as its newest members.

A tribute to Aliaa M. Abaza: The Adventure Travel Trade Associate has put together a moving tribute after suffering the loss of employee Aliaa M. Abaza to coronavirus.

Gearo lends help to retailers: The outdoor gear marketplace is offering its platform for free to retailers for six months as part of its COVID-19 Outdoor Retailer Relief Program.

New Conservation Alliance grants: The Conservation Alliance has awarded 26 $5,000 community grants to small nonprofits struggling through the pandemic.

How environmentally responsible is your bank? The Rainforest Action Network has released the 2020 Fossil Fuel Finance Report to rank the climate friendliness of large banks.

Hilarious indoor mountaineering: This video from climber Nate Kenney proves there’s still plenty of adventure to be had while in quarantine. [Outside Online]

What to read, watch, and listen to in quarantine: Osprey has compiled a list of the best outdoor books, movies, podcasts, and more to keep you occupied inside.

National park burglar caught: Michael Wayne Pickering will serve more than four years in state and federal prisons for a string of burglaries in national parks spanning years. [National Parks Traveler]

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REI announces furloughs and cuts: The company will reduce pay for some workers and lay off others as all 162 stores remain closed.

The Big Gear Show is on: The new hardgoods event in Salt Lake City will not be cancelled, organizers say. It will run in a modified format.

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